Given decreasing coronavirus cases in India, the Indian Railways has decided to operate a special train in September covering several top tourist destinations which include Char Dham Yatra – Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram, and Dwarkadhish.
This comes after the success of the “Shri Ramayana Yatra” train operated on the Ramayana Circuit and IRCTC has now launched the very popular pilgrimage circuit “Chardham Yatra” by “Dekha Apna Desh”.
According to reports, this would be a 16 days tour that starts at Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi on September 18, 2021. This train would cover Badrinath including Mana Village (near China border), Narsingha Temple (Joshimath), Rishikesh, Jagannath Puri including Golden beach of Puri, Konark Sun Temple, Chandrabhaga beach, Rameshwaram including Dhanushkodi, Dwarkadhish including Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Shivrajpur beach, and Bet Dwarka. Guests would cover a total of 8500kms on this tour.
This state of art deluxe luxury train has a host of astounding features which includes two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor-based washroom functions, foot massager.
The fully air-conditioned train provides two types of accommodation which includes 1st AC and 2nd AC coaches. This train would have enhanced security features such as CCTV cameras and Guards in each coach.
To promote “Dekho Apna Desh” tourism, IRCTC has launched it at a very competitive price of 78,585 INR per person.
The package price covers train journey in AC classes, accommodation in deluxe hotels, all meals, all transfer and sightseeing in AC vehicles except hilly areas, travel insurance and services of IRCTC Tour Managers.
To ensure the safety measures post Covid-19 this deluxe tourist train is restricted to 120 tourists for the total capacity of 156 tourists. Additionally, the first dose of vaccination is mandatory for guests aged above 18 years of age.
Besides this, IRCTC will also provide a safety kit to all tourists having face masks, hand gloves, and sanitiser.